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The Holocaust in Art, Film, Literature, and Music

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Eleanor Quince
Academic year

Module overview

This module examines both canonical and non-canonical representations of the Holocaust in the post-war world. It examines responses from survivor, victim and exile communities, from former perpetrator societies and from others; it explores the interplay of creative, affective, cultural, commercial and political logics in the evolution of such works after 1945; it asks after moments of controversy and conflict in relation to particular acts of representation. It stresses both the authenticity of survivors’ voices as they were articulated in various acts of testimony and the wider presence of political, institutional, cultural and other factors in shaping post-war understandings of the Holocaust that were always partial, anchored in their particular presents, and open to appropriation and misappropriation by others.